Pride month events!

Happy Pride Month, Q-ties!!! We have a great line-up of free events for y'all this month!

Pride is a time to celebrate queer resistance, culture and community. QueerLand is offering several free programs this month that do exactly that! RSVP via our eventbrite!

1. Angelic Troublemakers: Bayard Rustin and the Principles of Nonviolent Resistance

Wednesday June 9th, 6pm PT

Bayard Rustin was an activist in various movements for human rights for over 50 years. While he played a major role in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s, mentoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and organizing the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, his contributions were marginalized for decades because he was an openly and unapolegetically gay man.

This workshop will examine Rustin's work and the influence of his theory of nonviolent resistance, which grew out of his religious pacifism and of which he was among the earliest American practitioners, decades before the concept became famously associated with Dr. King. We will explore Rustin's work and philosophy by reading and discussing some short examples of his writing and in particular focusing on perhaps his most famous quotation:

"We need, in every community, a group of angelic troublemakers. Our power is in our ability to make things unworkable. The only weapon we have is our bodies. And we need to tuck them into places so that wheels don't turn."

2. Tortillas Y Salsa Cook-Along with Petit L'ermitage Chef Penelope Yazmin

Tuesday, June 15, 6pm PT

Join QueerLands' Cook-along with Petit Ermitage Chef Penelope Perez to learn how to cook an affordable, tortilla-based meal! Chef Penelope Perez is a well rounded chef with experience in private clubs, nutrition and restaurant management, cooked for two presidents, and been a personal chef to celebrities . Currently, she is the executive chef at Petit Ermitage in West Hollywood and most recently she was Head Chef at the members club, Allbright, after leaving her role as GM and sous chef at Gracias Madre & Cafe Gratitude.and has degrees in the culinary arts and in hospitality & restaurant management. Check out the recipe for the cook-along, below!

3. Pride Open Mic @ Spoke & Weal

Wednesday, June 23 @ 6:30pm

Come out and enjoy an amazing free evening of queer poetry, art, spoken word, along with vocalist, musicians and talented singers for pride month!

Performers , email with details on your set and length, so we can schedule your performance time appropriately!

4. "A Queer History of the U.S. for young people" Book Club

Thursday, June 24th @ 7pm via Zoom

Join QueerLand for this months' Book Club and read "A Queer History of the U.S. for young people" by Michael Bronski ! This discussion will be moderated by ASU English professor and Drag Story host, David Boyles!